Crown Point Recreation Ranges from Youth Sports to Top-Notch Golf Course
PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord
Crown Point’s dozens of playtime options will keep you on your toes, whether you like sliding into the sandbox, sliding in at home plate or sliding in at one under par.
Parks and Recreation
The community is home to more than 20 parks with a combined expanse of 200-plus acres, featuring playgrounds, ballfields, picnic areas and plenty of open space to stretch your legs.
The city’s two largest parks are Collins Park, which offers softball facilities, tennis courts, a playground and other amenities, and Sauerman Woods Park, where the city’s public pool is located. A bike path is also in the works, one of many ongoing improvements to the city’s green spaces. Other new feathers in the park system’s cap include a special-needs playground at Russ Keller Park, a poured-in-place mat surface at Collins Park’s playground and a new park in the Royal Hawk subdivision. The city’s skate park keeps teenagers on wheels busy with half-pipes, drop-ins and other equipment. In addition, the city offers art activities and movies in the park.
For those of a more structured persuasion, a variety of sports leagues suit up kids – and kids at heart – for everything from softball and Little League to swimming and indoor volleyball. The city also offers summer camps for kids who have never played sports before but want to give one a try. But the city’s recreational options don’t end there.
Crown Point-area activities aren’t limited to dry land – after all, the city is part of Lake County. Nearby lakes and beaches provide fun in the sun, as does Crown Point’s own Deep River Waterpark, which also doubles as a winter venue for ice skating. Planned bike trails to Lake Michigan promise that outdoor recreation here will only get better.
Crown Point is also home to great golf. Youche, a members-only club, features 18 holes of golf as well as a brand-new driving range and clubhouse, which opened for the 2009 golfing season. The club offers top-notch amenities, including a pool, an expanded pro shop, a fitness room, and an upscale bar and grill. The semi-private White Hawk Country Club features a 7,300-yard, par-72 course surrounded by 250 acres of woods, prairies, creeks and wetlands with seven lakes, 78 acres of bluegrass sod and bent grass from tee to green. Another favorite is the semi-private Summertree Golf Club, which has a medium-length layout, 18-hole regulation course designed by W. Bruce Matthews. Other great courses include Lakes of the Four Seasons (private), Oak Knoll Golf Club (public) and Pheasant Valley Country Club (semi-private).